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May 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the weekend. today the united states and nine other nations expelled syrian diplomats from their capitals. the u.n.'s lead negotiator met with the syrian dictator today and warned that syria has reached a tipping point. the family of bashir al assad has ruled syria for 42 years. last year a mass uprising started against him. assad has used his army to shell entire neighborhoods, and that's how saturday's atrocities started. it's what happened next that makes it the worst war crime yet in the 15-month-old civil war. ( gunfire ) that's the artillery barrage in a civilian neighborhood outside the city of houla close to the center of the anti-assad uprising. u.n. observers in syria report that about 20 people were killed by assad's artillery, but the massacre came later, at much closer range. we have nothing to show you but the victims. they were shot or stabbed in their homes. the u.n. suspects that the killers were part of a brutal force of pro-dictatorship thugs called the shabia. neighbors carried adults in blankets and children above their heads to a trench near the town. when the killin
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May 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
that diplomatic standoff between the united states and china is finally coming to an end. at the center of it is the chinese human rights dissident chen guangcheng. he escaped from house arrest two weeks ago, was rescued by u.s. diplomats, and then with secretary of state clinton in beijing for talks, he was returned to the chinese. chen is still in a hospital being treated for a foot injury that he suffered in his escape. david martin picks up the story. >> reporter: just when it looked like the chen case was about to cause a major rupture in u.s.- chinese relations, secretary of state clinton wrapped up her tumultuous visit to beijing by announcing a deal that seemed to meet his latest demands. >> i'm pleased that today our ambassador has spoken with him again. our embassy staff and our doctor had a chance to meet with him. and he confirms that he and his family now want to go to the united states so he can pursue his studies. >> reporter: that after a day in which chinese police had ringed the hospital where chen was undergoing medical tests. when u.s. officials drove up to check on
CBS
May 31, 2012 7:00pm EDT
for same-sex couples. >> pelley: nancy, thank you very much. the united states said today it is reprehensible that a russian ship is unloading a cargo of arms in syria in support of the dictatorship there. secretary of state hillary clinton warn the russians that they must help remove the dictator bashar al-assad or they will be responsible for the start of a civil war. it was 15 months ago that a popular revolt rose up against assad. and there was fighting again today. assad's army fired shells into several cities. last week, in the rebel town of houla, more than 100 people, mostly women and children, were killed by militias supporting the dictatorship. the assad government insisted today it that it had nothing to do with it. alex thompson is a correspondent with britain's channel 4 news. he's joining us from the syrian capital damascus. alex, you were in houla where the massacre took place. i wonder what the witnesses there told you. >> reporter: well, quite genuinely scott, in 25 years of reporting i've scarcely ever been in a situation where people are so desperate to
CBS
May 7, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. he's probably al qaeda in the arabian peninsula's number one threat to the united states directly. dire >> reporter: asiri first came on the radar when a bomb he inserted inside his own brother was used as an attempt to kill the head of saudi intelligence. the saudi spy master was seriously injured, asiri's brother was killed. asiri is best known for the christmas 2009 plot to down a jetliner over detroit. he designed a bomb hidden in the underwear of umar farouk abdulmutallab, the would be suicide bomber tried to set the device off but while the detonator functioned, the main explosive charge did not, averting what would have been the worst attack on u.s. soil since 9/11. but asiri went back to the arkbench. ng organeda is extremely adaptive and al qaeda is a learning organization. it learns from its mistakes, it adapts. >> reporter: asiri adjusted his plans to avoid human error with his most complex bomb yet-- the printer bombs. two printers were shipped as cargo to the united states. plastic explosives hidden in toner cartridges were set to be detonated by cellular phones hidde
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May 17, 2012 5:30pm PDT
that the warning signs are there. >> reporter: in the southwestern united states, the wildfire season is already off to an early start. in northern arizona, near the historic mining town of crown king, a fire blew out of control today due to hot, dry conditions and strong winds. and now comes more bad news: those conditions are likely to continue. a new report by the federal government's climate prediction center says the southern two- thirds of the nation is likely to be warmer than normal during june, july and august, especially in the southwest. and that means the potential for the worst wildfire season in years. professor david robinson is a climatologist with rutgers university. >> when your afternoon thunderstorms start erupting across the mountainous west this summer, oftentimes they're not packed with a lot of moisture, but they're packed with a lot of lightning. and with that tinder-dry underbrush and forest canopy, there's a real concern of wildfires across the west this summer. >> reporter: but it's not only the west that's going through a heat wave. in the mountains of north carolina
CBS
Apr 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
: and there was some progress in those areas. norah, tell me, how does the united states help chen and not anger the chinese government? >> it's the question. there are some officials talking about allowing chen some sort of medical parole. he doesn't want asylum, he doesn't want to leave china but this option about a medical parole is one on the table that would allow the u.s. to help chen and allow china to save face. >> pelley: a medical parole that might take him to the united states. norah, thank you very much. it was one year ago tomorrow that u.s. navy seals stormed osama bin laden's hideaway in pakistan and killed him. they also seized a treasure trove of documents and now, one year later, the secrets they held are coming out. we asked national security correspondent david martin to find out what's in them. >> reporter: the navy seals had 40 minutes to get in and out of bin laden's compound before pakistani police showed up. first they got bin laden, then spent the remaining 20 minutes running from room to room scooping up what amounted to his personal archives into plastic garbage bags.
CBS
May 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
agreement that pledges the support of the united states through 2024. then the president met with u.s. troops at bagram airfield, telling them the battle is not over yet but "there is light on the horizon." norah o'donnell is at the white house tonight. norah? >> reporter: and, scott, the president's advisors admit it is no coincidence the president chose this day, the anniversary of osama bin laden's death, to have the president travel to afghanistan and to announce this plan that will help end the war in afghanistan, a war that has cost the lives of nearly 2,000 americans. air force one touched down at bagram air base under the cover of darkness, a sign of the secrecy and security surrounding the president's trip. mr. obama then met with afghan president karzai to finalize an agreement on just how involved the united states will be in afghanistan's future. >> i've come to afghanistan to mark an historic moment for our two nations and to do so on afghan soil. i'm here to affirm the bonds between our countries, to thank american and afghans who have sacrificed so much over these las
CBS
May 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
as " he called a ". today he became the first united states president to support gay marriage. we have several reports tonight beginning with grace leith on the timing of the statements. >> the president was really walking a political tightrope on same-sex marriage between young adults who are in support of it in many african-american and hispanic democrats who are opposed to gay marriage. this is known to be a divisive issue and by changing its stance six months before the general election, the question is, will his political gamble pay off? >> it is official, the president is now the first commander-in- chief to support same-sex marriage. he did so unequivocally in an interview with good morning america. >> i just concluded that, for me personally, it is important for
CBS
May 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
not want to go to the united states, and so the choice was to help him get back into china to be a freedom fighter if he wanted, or, if conditions, negotiations with the chinese government were not to his satisfaction, he was prepared to stay in the embassy and live there for possibly years. >> reporter: the chinese brought chen's wife to beijing and promised he would be reunited with his family and given a scholarship to attend law school if he came out of the embassy. when chen balked, the chinese said his wife would be sent back to the village where the two had languished under house arrest. >> he talked with his wife twice and then made that decision on his own to come out of the embassy and rejoin the family. >> reporter: it was chen's decision, but with his wife's well-being in the balance, it would seem he had little choice. still, ambassador lock insists no one forced chen to leave. >> i remember asking him in front of many, many witnesses, "are you ready to leave? is this what you want to do?" and he just paused and sat there very quiet for several minutes, and then just jumped up
CBS
May 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
a plot to blow up a jetliner headed to the united states. john miller has the latest on the investigation. he once said g.m. should go bankrupt. now mitt romney is claiming credit for saving the company. we'll talk to political director john dickerson. the immigration mess. bill whitaker with american children forced to move to a foreign land. >> i was scared. i was shocked. i was nervous. >> pelley: and byron pitts with a former crook now doing the lord's work. >> i used to love money and use people. now i love people and use money. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. there are late-breaking developments this evening in that alleged bomb plot in which al qaeda allegedly tried to put a bomb on an airplane bound for the united states. turns out that the would-be bomber, the man who was to carry the bomb on to the plane was actually an undercover intelligence operative who was providing information to the c.i.a. all along. special correspondent john miller, a former assistant director of the f.b.i., has been working his sour
CBS
May 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
? >> oh, my goodness, nobody knows where we're at and then you represent the united states. that would be a big thing. >> reporter: as for her dream of becoming a permanent resident of these united states? on that, the teacher would be wise to listen to the student. >> never give up. you can do anything in this world as long as you never give up. >> reporter: sometimes even the sky isn't the limit. steve hartman, on the road in presidio, texas. >> that is the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news, all around world, i am scott pelly and will see you sunday on 60 minutes. good night. >> >> good evening i am dana king >> i am helen martin. it seems like a contradiction, a number of university ready students graduating high-school is up but the number of those have to prepare students getting into for your schools is plunging. enrollment rates have dropped by one-fifth at uc and csu campuses since 2007. don knapp tells us what is behind this trend. >> we have been reporting for some time now on the impact of budget cuts on higher education in california and now a public p
CBS
May 22, 2012 5:30pm PDT
sold on the internet. this is the blood of the 40th president of the united states, ronald reagan. >> reporter: the seller says the vile of blood has been in his family for 31 years. his mother, then an employee of the lab, brought it home about a week after the assassination attempt. the auction house has offered no proof that it actually is president reagan's blood. historian douglas brinkley says that's just one of the problems. >> taking the presidential memorabilia notion to a very bizarre new level. >> reporter: very personal presidential memorabilia is nothing knew. facial hairs were plucked from lincoln after his death and worn in his honor. hair clippings from john f. kennedy sold for $3,000 in 2010. just the year before, a locket containing hair from george and martha washington brought more than $7,000. but brinkley says this is different. does this have any historical value at all to you? >> i think it has zero historical value. i think this will create an outrage and hopefully the public clamor will be such that an item like this will be pulled off the market. >> repo
CBS
May 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
this thing? >> oh, my goodness, nobody knows where we're at and then you represent the united states. that would be a big thing. >> reporter: as for her dream of becoming a permanent resident of these united states, on that the teacher would be wise to listen to the student. >> never give up. you can do anything in this world as long as you never give up. >> reporter: sometimes even the sky isn't the limit. steve heart unanimous troord in presidio, texas. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley. see you sunday on "60 minutes." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org agents, be on the lookout for aliens. one small black cocoa creme iced coffee. uh-oh! let me out of here! try dunkin's new black cocoa creme iced coffee and call star-star-d-d for a text to capture your alien today. the galaxy runs on dunkin'. you ready buddy? you're probably not getting called up to the majors. but your fence? that's pro. finish like a pro with cabot wood stains. cabo
CBS
May 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of the united states. >> reporter: from the day he kicked off his primary campaign, romney was the frontrunner. his issue: the economy. his target, not his republican challengers but president obama. >> barack obama has failed america. >> reporter: there were some stumbles. and a big loss to newt gingrich in south carolina as romney struggled with republicans skeptical of his conservative credentials but the nomination fight showed he was willing to do what it took to win. a trait he's going to need in what everyone agrees will be a nasty and expensive general election. today romney kept his focus on jobs, calling the president a jobs destroyer. >> i'm not going to forget middle class families. they're asking themselves why is it that three-and-a-half years after this president got elected we're still in a tough economy like this. >> reporter: tonight he's raising money, appearing at a fund-raiser with gingrich and big-talking billionaire donald trump who endorsed romney early in the primaries. but romney also has to navigate difficult terrain. trump is an expert at stirring controversy. in th
CBS
May 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to the united states or a peaceful transition. scott, as one senior advisor told me, they're also concerned they don't know where some of these arms could end up. >> pelley: now, one of the stumbling blocks has been russia, an ally of syria. russia has opposed taking drastic action against syria. i wonder, is the white house engaging russia in any way? >> reporter: well, the president has directly engaged the russians on the issue of syria and they still hope that russia can play a constructive role but the last time the president spoke with a russian leader was at camp david, the g-8 meetings, and that was two weeks ago, scott. >> pelley: norah, thank you very much. earlier today president obama picked up the phone and called his rival mitt romney. governor romney clinched the republican nomination last night after a big win in the texas primary. mr. obama called to congratulate him and with that call we thought we would look at the state of the contest-- and is it close. these states that you see in blue are states that will most likely vote for president obama, the states in red are soli
CBS
May 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
's richard lugar wasn't in the united states senate, but this, his sixth term, will be his last. lugar an authority on foreign policy and a moderate republican, lost in a primary yesterday to state treasurer richard murdoch, who was backed by the tea party movement. it is rare for incumbents to lose primary challenges like this, but tonight, congressional correspondent nancy cordes has the story of a texas millionaire who is out to change that. he says our political system is rigged in favor of incumbents and he's going after them. both republicans and democrats. ( applause ) >> reporter: like most incumbents, 10-term congressman tim holden normally sails through his primary elections, but two weeks ago, the pennsylvania democrat was defeated by a local lawyer after a new nonpartisan superpac aired $200,000 worth of ads against holden. >> congressman holden took $700,000 from the financial industry. >> reporter: why congressman holden? >> when we polled in his district, the people in that district did not like the policies that he had been promoting. perfect opportunity for to us engag
CBS
May 16, 2012 5:30pm PDT
... >> the president called me. at my house. and i'm, like, who? you know? the president of the united states wants to talk to me? and he said "hi, rose, i'm president obama." he told rose her leslie would at long last receive the medal of honor. >> i said "well, it's an honor to talk to you." he said "no, the honor is mine." wow, the president said that to me. >> reporter: today the highest honor is hers presented while the surviving members of bravo company looked on. >> we were just soldiers. we were just trying to survive. and we were trying to make sure that our brothers survived. now we're finally getting the recognition for one of our brothers. >> reporter: this is believed to be the long-forgotten battlefield. a photo so faded it seems shrouded in the mists of time. but 42 years later the bravery of leslie sabo and the boys of bravo company shine through. david martin, cbs news, new castle, pennsylvania. >> >> good evening i am dana king >> i am alan martin. a budget balancing act bigger than anything most world leaders will ever have to face. >> and it is the problem of governor jerry brow
CBS
May 21, 2012 5:30pm PDT
germany, south korea, china and nepal. a lot of people in parts of asia and the western united states spent yesterday gazing at the heavens and for good reason. a rare type of eclipse turned the sun into a ring of fire. from china to japan and across the ocean in california, arizona and utah, they watched the moon pass in front of the sun, being careful to shield their eyes from the harsh rays. >> oh, you can see it! there's a little teeny bump in the sun. >> reporter: because the moon is at its farther from the earth, it appears smaller in the sky and so it did not block all of the sun. a tiny bit of light remained around the edges. the ring of fire. (cheers and applause) >> really cool. unbelievable. >> reporter: in boulder, colorado, 10,000 people saw the clouds break just as the eclipse reached its climax. we won't see another one quite like it in the u.s. until 2023. after the twister. students in joplin, missouri, one year later. that's next. and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were jus
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May 24, 2012 5:30pm PDT
quijano is covering his brisl. the first wave of tsunami debris from japan is about to reach the united states. john blackstone is in alaska. and he made these kids a deal. they kept their end, and now he's about to make their dreams come true. >> the promise you made these kids 12 years ago was what? ley.tioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley >> pelley: good evening. police in new york city say they are holding a man who has year-osed to the murder of etan patz, the six-year-old boy who vanished without a trace 33 years ago tomorrow. the enduring mystery of etan's disappearance, the anxiety felt by parents across the country, combined to revolutionize the nation's approach to missing children. after all this time, it was a telephone tip that led the police to 51-year-old pedro hernandez. esw, detectives have to figure out whether his confession is report johnave two reports. first, senior correspondent john miller, who has covered the patz story since the day the boy vanished. he's been talking to his sources, and he joins us now. whn? >> reporter: we
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May 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, there is an understanding between the united states and israel that the diplomacy should eporllowed to play out. >> reporter: scott, there also seems to be an understanding that, if diplomacy ails, the u.s. will join israel in striking iran. >> pelley: david, thanks very much. in egypt, two of the most polarizing candidates will square off next month in the presidential runoff. ti took a revolution to allow egyptians to hold their first free election in their history, but they have chosen two candidates who are throwbacks to old egyptian politics. on one candidate is from the popular muslim brotherhood movement, which advocates r lamic law. the other is a former general who was the last dictator's prime minister. ne secular military versus islamic fundamentalism-- almost as if the revolution never happened. at the end of the first week of trading, facebook has made very few new friends. investors who got in on the initial stock offering saw the stock fall from its debut price of $38 to just under $32 today. cke only thing that rose was anger over the handling of the offering by the nasdaq stock exchange. an
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May 25, 2012 7:00pm EDT
.s. has bought time? >> i think the... that, in fact, there is an understanding between the united states and israel that the diplomacy should be allowed to play out. >> reporter: scott, there also seems to be an understanding that if diplomacy fails the u.s. will join israel in striking iran. >> pelley: david, thanks very much. in egypt, two of the most polarizing candidates will square off next month in the presidential runoff. it took a revolution to allow egyptians to hold their first free election in their history, but they have chosen two candidates who are throwbacks to old egyptian politics. one candidate is from the popular muslim brotherhood movement which advocates islamic law. the other is a former general who was the last dictator's prime minister. the secular military versus islamic fundamentalism. almost as if the revolution never happened. the economy in europe which is so important to our own recovery is just getting worse. this evening one of spain's biggest banks asked for a government bailout of $24 billion. more banks are in trouble. today standard & poor's downgraded
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